Barben-Jones Post 1400, VFW
On October 26,1925, 50 members of the Spanish-American War and World War I gathered and signed a charter forming the Watertown, Barben-Jones Post 1400, Veterans of Foreign Wars. It was named after Walter Barben and Heram Jones who were killed in World War I.
Membership was granted only to men who had seen active duty in a foreign theatre of war.
Now 86 years later it is comprised of both men and women from all foreign wars who have fought valiantly to uphold the Democracy of the United States of America.
They have strived throughout the years to present an active, energetic, dedicated organization that would be a service both to veterans and to the community of Watertown. They extend a special invitation to all who have served in foreign wars to come join our ranks.
This scholarship was established in 2001 shortly after JCC introduced the Paramedic/EMT program. The VFW stepped up to assist students who chose this new program. Preference is given to a relative of a member of Barben-Jones Post 1400 or its auxiliary who is enrolled in the Paramedic/EMT curriculum. If this criteria cannot be met it is awarded to a student in the Paramedic/EMT curriculum.